'Every me and every you': responding to the hidden challenge of mental illness in Australia.
Australas Psychiatry | Published : 2005
OBJECTIVE: To show that mental illness affects everyone in society, describe some of the main obstacles to better outcomes, and build confidence that they can be overcome. METHODS: A review and analysis of relevant evidence and experience combined with personal advocacy. RESULTS: Mental illnesses are common and seriously under-treated, reform of the system of care has completely stalled, and insidious reinstitutionalization of the modernized system is occurring. A number of contributing factors and possible solutions are identified, including mental health literacy and advocacy campaigns, a focus on young people and early intervention, and functional reintegration of the treatment of mental ..View full abstract